A THIRD member of a West of Scotland crime group has been jailed.

Eric Morrison Junior, 37, was sentenced to three years in prison at Glasgow's High Court today for serious organised crime and drug offences.

Two of his accomplices, David Hough and James Dalziel were recently sentenced to a total of more than eight years in prison.

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The arrests come as part of Operation Gadget which resulted in large amounts of cocaine, heroin, Eitzolam and mixing agents worth around £220,000 being seized.

Police also uncovered firearms including shotguns and revolvers along with grenades. 

An industrial pill press and hundreds of thousands of Eitzolam tablets were also found at a salvage yard in Johnstone.

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Detective Superintendent David Scott from Greater Glasgow CID welcomed the decision. He said: "Morrison played his part in one of the country’s top-tier organised crime groups which sought to bring misery and fear to the communities of Scotland and I welcome his conviction and sentencing.

“Disrupting the nefarious activities of these criminals remains a priority for our officers and underlines our commitment to the country’s Serious Organised Crime Taskforce.”